Austria 1914 4 ducats Fr-487
This specimen was lot 20182 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $2,280. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. 4 Ducats, 1914. NGC MS-62. Sharp strike with prooflike fields and full rich detail on the devices." This type was struck 1872-1915 in substantial numbers but the 1915 restrike is most commonly seen.
Recorded mintage: 102,712.
Specification: 13.96 g, .986 fine gold, .439 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-487, KM 2276.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.